CBD products have been gaining popularity both in the US and in Europe. With this fame, people are getting more curious about the capacity of CBD to healing health problems. Currently, there are CBD oils meant to treat arthritis.

The pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints are a hindrance in accomplishing one’s daily goals and would prevent individuals from performing well at work and at home causing some patients with arthritis to get depressed through time. F

Studies Proving CBD’s Effectiveness

How effective is CBD oil in healing arthritis? A study published in December 2017 analyzed the substance’s capacity in preventing osteoarthritis pain and join neuropathy. The study yielded positive results stating that it decreased joint inflammation and protected the nerves. These findings support the existing body of knowledge which proves the power of CBD oil in relieving other chronic pain conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.

In another study, experts tested CBD oil among animals suffering from arthritis pain. Again, the study was successful. Yet, experts warned that the results may not be applicable among humans in relieving arthritis pain and inflammation. In 2016, a set of tests looked at CBD’s capacity to heal rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia. It was found that CBD helped patients feel better as it alleviated the pain and helped them sleep.

Dr. Daniel Clauw, a professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is optimistic about the power of CBD to alleviating body pains. In fact, he recommends it to his patients. He even announced that CBD is effective in treating knee OA.

“Nearly all potential side effects of cannabinoids are from THC, not CBD,” he said.

An earlier study conducted in 2006 tested the efficiency of using cannabis-based medicine in treating RA. This study used the cannabis-based medication called Sativex. The researchers proclaimed that the substance led to a significant change in alleviating pain and in reducing inflammation.

These findings establish the potency of CBD oil aside from existing anecdotes and success stories. Actually, our body is built to receive CBD in a positive way. This is because of the existence of two receptors, called CB1 and CB2 in our body that interacts with CBD oil in reducing pain and inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition where one’s immune system is attacked and has an effect on one’s tissue joints. CBD2 plays a role in the immune system. Its interaction with CBD oil to reduce RA symptoms.

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CBD oil may be available in the form of liquid directly applied to the affected area, and a capsule that can be ingested orally. You can also add CBD oil to food or water. CBD oil can even be used with other topical products like one’s favorite lotion.

To effectively use CBD, Dr. Clauw advises starting with low doses, ideally 5-10mg of the product twice a day. Patients can slowly increase the amount up to 50-100 mg a day. Clauw also explained that edible CBD products have a more lasting than vaping products. Using products with THC may also be better if the patient does not see any positive result from using products with pure CBD. Then again, patients below 25 years old should exercise extra caution in using CBD products with THC. This age group has been found to be vulnerable of being addicted, in developing dependency towards substances and developing psychosis.